In Partnership With

March 18, 1968

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Leading International Aircraft

Military

Soviet Union Seeks Balance in Technology Growth

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U.s. Rocket Motors

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Leading International Aircraft

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Military

Soviet Union Seeks Balance in Technology Growth

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U.s. Rocket Motors

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Air Transport

New Routes, Costs Test Local Airlines

Washington—A troubled time of testing lies ahead for local service airlines in their metamorphosis from DC-3 equipped subsidized feeder lines to regional carriers with turbine fleets and growing capital structures. Equipment changes, route expansion into major nonstop markets, subsidy reductions, and the rising costs of doing business are reflected in consolidations through merger and a slump in earnings.

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Avionics

Commercial Users Seek Cost Efficiency

New York—Airborne and ground avionics are converging toward operational systems that hold promise for more effective utilization of the available airspace, accompanied by significant gains in safety and economic benefits. Interrelationships, rather than single spectacular devices, characterize these advances.

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Status of Major U.s., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

General Dynamics F-111A and D—$1.1 billion requested for 163 USAF versions of the aircraft. General Dynamics F-111B—$350 million budgeted for procurement of 30 Navy versions. Grumman A-6 and EA-6—$145 million for procurement of A-6A plus $33.6 million for research and development and long-lead-time procurement for EA-6B.
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U.s. Military Aircraft

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Air Transport

Airline Growth Generates New Challenges

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Space Technology

European Space Projects Are Reaching Hardware Stage

Paris—European space development is approaching a transition phase that will mix maturing programs and a rising operational tempo with the beginning of planning for the activities of the 1970s. Launch calendar for the remaining two years of this decade shows a rising trend.

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Military

Vietnam Straining Mac Fleet, Facilities

Scott AFB, Ill.—U.S. strategic airlift posture for the 1970s is being shaped in the face of funding restrictions that could limit the effectiveness of a modernized aircraft fleet. Planning by USAF’s Military Airlift Command for the next 10-12 years focuses on the high-payload rapid-delivery capability of the Lockheed C-5 and C-141 force.

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